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|The Amazing Transplant|
Actors: Joćo Fernandes, Linda Southern, Larry Hunter, Olive Denneccio, Sandy Eden
Director: Doris Wishman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Amorous Artie is not your average ladies man. For years, the guy couldn't even get a date. Now, however, formerly dorky Arthur has become a sex-crazed lunatic who murders at the mere sight of cheap gold earrings on cheap c... more »
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Great flick for roughie fans
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This flick about a guy who gets a hoo-ha transplant becomes a rapist who attacks any woman around when he sees a certain symbol. A pretty weird premise (then again look who's distributing it). Great movie for fans of the old roughie genre from the early '60s. Plenty of female flesh to ogle, and some truly absurd and horribly bad movie moments to savor. I do wish that there could have been a commentary added like some of their H.G. Lewis releases, hence the loss of 1 star. Oh well."
John Ashley Nail | Decatur, GA United States | 01/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In the world of exploitation cinema, Doris Wishman was a trailblazer. She also was slightly nuts. So it's only natural that she would be the one with the [moxy] to make "The Amazing Transplant," the first penis transplant movie. Nerdy Arthur never had much luck with the ladies, but lately he's raping women.... The reason? That brand new penis he got (in a bloodless surgery) also gave him a new fetish that makes him lose control when he sees women wearing gold earrings! As if the story wasn't odd enough, the uninitiated might find Wishman's style a bit jarring. All dialog is post-dubbed so, in an apparent effort to avoid troublesome lip-synching, Doris tries not to turn the camera on anyone who's supposed to be speaking. If you get a feeling of deja vu while watching, that's easily attributed to the fact that much of "Transplant," like many Wishman movies, was shot in and around her New York apartment. Doris also randomly cuts away from the action to study a painting, a clock or a character's feet. In "Transplant," she's fond of getting shots of a ceramic horse--so much so that the horse should get its own screen credit. A meaningless idiosyncracy of the director, or perhaps symbolic of how horselike Arthur's new organ is? Let's just say that upon seeing Arthur's amazing transplant in its full frontal glory, sometimes a horse is just a horse.In addition to Wishman's hypnotically surreal narrative, check out the included trailers to Wishman movies like "Deadly Weapons," "The Immoral Three" and her sickest movie, "Love Toy." Topping off this DVD trashfest are a couple of shorts, "Penis Facts" and a Navy sex hygeine film that's surprisingly explicit --and hilarious."
So-so Doris Wishman flick with great extras
John Ashley Nail | 11/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really do like Doris Wishman's films but this wears really thin really quickly. After beating around the bush for almost an hour the film finally reveals that the guy tortuing women is doing so because he inherited the traits from his literal "organ" transplant. His best friend dies and he must have his "organ" sewn onto his body. Apparantly the two were very "close" before he died. This film is really just stupid and does not have Chesty Morgan or Blaze Starr to distract the viewer with inept acting. The extras are really classic! A US Navy 50's era educational film on how to prevent VD. It surprised me over and over with its use of full frontal nudity. How to wash it and how to clean it...quite amusing. This disc is worth it for the extra stuff in my opinion."
Classic Doris Wishman
Jmark2001 | Florida | 11/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Doirs Wishman is John Waters without the irony or gay camp. While John Waters went on to become a competent and successful filmmaker, Doris remained so bad she was good until she left us a few years ago. It's all here: the exploitative subject matter, the terrrible acting (most of these actors have zero sense of timing) made worse by dubbed dialogue (a cost saving method), a script full of non-sequiters, senseless tangents, interminable and pointless discussions, camera shots of irrelevant furnishings and bare walls, terrible pacing, ludicrous editing, T and A, etc. All of this is so bad that her movies are actually enjoyable once you accept the fact that these are examples of extreme incompetence and quickie exploitation. Watching these are a guilty pleasure. Gone are the days when movies like these could be produced and also turn a small profit. The grade Z neighborhood theatres are all closed down. Sigh."